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Papers of Catharine Maria Sedgwick, 1801-1865

Author: Catharine Maria SedgwickHarmanus BleekerCoolidge, Mrs.Mary Fairlee CooperFletcher HarperAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Database:WorldCat
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The collection contains several letters concerning an article for [Putnam's Monthly Magazine?] about the Sedgwick family home in the Berkshires with accompanying engraving.

Letters to family, friends, fellow authors and acquaintances discuss her work and that of other authors particularly James Parton's biography of Aaron Burr, and an article by de Sismondi which she translated.

She searches for positions for two European exiles, offers encouragement to people in adversity, deems the reading material donated to Union soldiers as too philosophical, relates an anecdote about her father during Shay's rebellion, and declares her preference for Irish Protestant maids over Irish Catholics. There are also several social notes and one discussing finances.

An 1801 letter from Theodore Sedgwick sends greetings to his family.

The collection also contains two engravings of her after portraits by Charles Ingham.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Line engravings
Named Person: Fredrika Bremer; Aaron Burr; Charles Cromwell Ingham; J -C -L Simonde de Sismondi
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Catharine Maria Sedgwick; Harmanus Bleeker; Coolidge, Mrs.; Mary Fairlee Cooper; Fletcher Harper; Mary Russell Mitford; James Parton; George Palmer Putnam; Theodore Sedgwick; L H Sigourney; M C D Silsbee; William Davis Ticknor; Tayloe, Mrs.; Maria Watson; Edmund Welles
OCLC Number: 32136087
Notes: Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.
Description: 29 items.

Abstract:

The collection contains several letters concerning an article for [Putnam's Monthly Magazine?] about the Sedgwick family home in the Berkshires with accompanying engraving.

Letters to family, friends, fellow authors and acquaintances discuss her work and that of other authors particularly James Parton's biography of Aaron Burr, and an article by de Sismondi which she translated.

She searches for positions for two European exiles, offers encouragement to people in adversity, deems the reading material donated to Union soldiers as too philosophical, relates an anecdote about her father during Shay's rebellion, and declares her preference for Irish Protestant maids over Irish Catholics. There are also several social notes and one discussing finances.

An 1801 letter from Theodore Sedgwick sends greetings to his family.

The collection also contains two engravings of her after portraits by Charles Ingham.

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